Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Laura Eder | Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Vantage Hemp Co.

Most people, both in the industry and not, are unaware of the different levels of regulations that are over the CBD industry. Even though the FDA has decided to stay out of the arena other than stating it is a drug as seen by the FDA’s approval of Epidiolex, it does not mean there are no regulations to follow. Each state has their own set of regulations with some much more detailed than others. There are also different regulations in each region of the world and individual countries. There is a lot to take into consideration when manufacturing and selling a CBD product internationally. Read more>>

Billy Baxter | US Navy Veteran & Firearms and Tactics Instructor

More than 99% of gun owners are untrained. This sounds scary but this is a massive opportunity for the firearms training industry to provide gun owners with the confidence and skills to operate their firearms safely. Whether for sport or personal protection, gun owners need training and more often than not, they don’t know where to turn. Read more>>

McKenna | Sustainable Florist

One thing outsiders are unaware of is how unsustainable the flower industry is. The use of pesticides and herbicides compromise the health of the farmers, soil and pollinators.. Not to mention, the florist or consumer who is actively designing with them. Blooms are often dyed with synthetic colors, sprayed with paint/preservatives and bleached. Essentially altering them from something that is compostable into something that is trash. Read more>>

Stephanie Bente | CBD Company Owner and Product Creator

Although most people at this point have tried Multiple CBD brands and know that some work and some don’t…. they don’t understand why and what to look for. CBD is processed in many ways. The way CBD is processed and what it is combined with has everything to do whether the product works or not. Read more>>

Rachael Mamigonian | Reading Intervention & Dyslexia Specialist

When people ask me questions about Dyslexia, they are often surprised to hear how prevalent it is. Affecting 20% of the population, it is the most common learning difference. There is a huge need for change in education when it comes to reading instruction, especially in Colorado. Parents are not always aware of the importance of early literacy skills that contribute toward long term reading success. I make it a point to inform families that reading aloud to children is the best thing that they can do at home to aid in their development. Early identification of risk factors is also a crucial aspect of what I do and I am passionate about making sure signs and symptoms of Dyslexia do not go unnoticed. Read more>>

Loktavious | Artist, Radio Personality & Audio Specialist

It’s about 1% performing and 99% everything as an independent musician. Most folks think it’s all parties, girls and music but really it’s excel sheets, inventory counts, responding to emails, filling out paperwork, keeping track of what money goes where, booking events and delivering tickets- But maybe that’s just me? Read more>>